Top 10 Indian Startups to Watch in 2021

Alex Mitchell
10 min readDec 28, 2020

As I’m writing this, it’s almost the end of 2020. There were certainly a lot of ups and downs this year to stay the least. A LOT of things changed around the world.

Many businesses failed, but some startups thrived.

I’m excited to write about many of the incredibly impressive startups in India that you need to watch in 2021. These startups not only survived the pandemic but thrived in it, managing to grow incredibly quickly by meeting and exceeding customer needs.

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India’s Startup Environment

Indian startups raised total (disclosed) funding of $8.4B between January 2020 and mid-November 2020. This is a 30% decline compared to the funding raised by Indian startups in 2019 and for reference, is almost equal to the funding amount raised way back in 2015.

For the year, Indian Startups are projected to end with ~$9.3B raised.

The number of deals declined as well, at 765 total deals for this period, below the recent low of 829 in 2017.



Alex Mitchell

Product @Kinsured | 5x Product Leader/Founder | Syndicate: | Author: @producthandbook @disruptbook